Reduce Your Prejudices While You Sleep

Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories, and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be reactivated and thus strengthened.

We wondered whether sleep could play a role in undoing implicit social biases. These are the learned negative associations we make through repeat exposure – things like stereotypes about women not bein

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